Back to School 2020

Mary thanks all the teachers & support staff who have made the return to School for our children as smooth as possible. She wishes the parents, children and teachers the very best of luck for this academic year. The Department of Education have published a list of answers to frequently asked questions that you may…

BT Young Scientist 2021

Calling on students from across Dublin to submit their entries for the 2021 BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition (BTYSTE), as the deadline for entries on Tuesday 22nd September nears. For the first time in its long history, the BT Young Scientist & Technology Exhibition will be delivered across a virtual platform from January 6th…

Women 4 IT- Training

Before politics Mary had a great career in Tech and would highly recommend it as sector to any woman.  If you are a young woman in Dublin, aged between 18 and 29 years and interested in free professional digital skills training check out https://www.ics.ie/ FREE training available to prepare 120 women for careers in the…

Back to School Allowance

If you haven’t received the Back to School Allowance, applications are still being accepted until September 30th.The Back to School Clothing and Footwear Allowance (BTSCFA) helps you meet the cost of uniforms and footwear for children going to school. You will need to apply online for the BTSCFA. The closing date for applications is 30…

Back to School

Mary was delighted to welcome  Minister Norma Foley TD to Seanad Eireann yesterday, July 28th  to outline her €375m plan to return one million students to school at the end Aug’20 which includes: ☑️Additional teachers & support staff☑️Funding to reconfigure classrooms☑️Enhanced cleaning☑️Extra psychologists & guidance counsellors For more information click here

Grangegorman access

In response to Mary’s requests, Dublin City Council has approved the installation of a pedestrian crossing on the North Circular Road to facilitate safer pedestrian access to the Grangegorman campus.  It is expected to be installed and operational by September 2020.

Early Childhood

Rising to the Challenge As a mother of three children Mary is acutely aware of the value of a positive childhood experience. Early childhood in particular is of critical importance to parents, policymakers and our wider society. Mary is happy to do all she can to support three proposals from Early Childhood Ireland which will…

Coláiste Mhuire TY

Mary was delighted to meet with Transition Year students of Coláiste Mhuire, Cabra to hear their ideas for improvements to the area.  Over ten weeks the students undertook a survey of the area, detailed their findings, produced art work capturing their experience of the area, identified pros, cons and suggested improvements.  Included in their excellent…

Cabra Community College

Mary actively supported the campaign for a co-educational, non-denominational secondary school in Dublin 7.  Resulting from the campaign Cabra Community College will operate from September 2020 under the partnership of City of Dublin ETB and Educate Together. On Tuesday 22nd October, at 7pm there will be an open evening in the college where the school…

Our Lady Help of Christians

As a former pupil of Our Lady Help of Christians Girls National School on the Navan Road, Mary was honoured to be invited by the school community to join their 50th anniversary celebrations.  In June with permission from the OPW the girls from the student’s council, teachers, parents and Mary planted a tree in the…